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Gyotaku Fish Art

The fish rubbing process also known as Gyotaku, began two thousand years ago in the Orient. It was originally done to document species and sizes of fish. It then transformed into an art form.

The Gyotaku technique allows for a truly accurate image of all the details in each fish. The basic method remains relatively simple. Apply paint or ink to the actual fish and lay your paper or canvas on top of it. Then rub over the entire fish and gently peel the paper off to have a look at your new creation.

Each rubbing is unique!
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